Over the years, Dr John Nelson and his colleagues at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas have made important contributions to our understanding of the pharmacology of antimicrobials in infants and children. With complementary clinical studies, they have helped to place pediatric usage of antibiotics on a rational base. This handbook is an attempt to draw together some of these data in making recommendations for antibiotic usage in "quick-reference" form for pediatricians.
It is an easily carried booklet divided into nine sections, all of which have the clinician very much in mind. Recommendations for antimicrobial therapy are made according to both clinical syndrome and specific pathogens. Dosages are provided in both sections and in a separate line-listing of antibiotics. Recommendations for antifungal and antiparasitic therapy are also given. In addition, there is a very helpful, alphabetized table of trade and generic names. The introductory section on antibiotics